Nanoparticles in Pancreatic Tumor

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Title: Nanoparticles in Pancreatic Tumor
Description: Researchers are exploring new ways to create nanoparticles that can target specific receptors on cancer cells and deliver drugs. This image shows magnetic iron nanoparticles that target cells with IGF-1R receptors, and are conjugated to a chemotherapy drug (dark blue). In the tumor stroma of a mouse model of pancreatic cancer, the nanoparticles delivered the chemotherapy to tumor-associated macrophages expressing IGF-1R (red) and CD68 (green). These magnetic iron nanoparticles are theranostic – capable of both diagnostic and therapeutic functions.

This image is part of the following collections:
Nanotechnology Image Library
NCI Cancer Close Up 2017
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Pancreatic Cancer
Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Emory University
Creator: Hongyu Zhou, Lily Yang
Date Created: January 2017
Date Added: March 20, 2017
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.